theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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1926-27 Season Memorabilia ...


amal001 Shea

Famous Football Captains

Black and white glossy photographs, numbered series of 66, of which only 62 relate to football. Inscribed on reverse "Presented with THE CHAMPION"

Size: 70x44mm

53. Danny Shea

Although playing for Fulham when this set was released,

Shea is shown wearing West Ham kit.

love001 - Edward Hufton

Photos of Football Stars

G.F. LOVELL & Co Ltd

Black and white, numbered series of 25 cards. Issued with Toffee sweets.

A similar set was issued by J.A. Pattrieouex in 1929.

Size: 68x37mm

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

This Year's Top-Form Footballers

Brown, numbered anonymous seriesof 24 cards. Inscribed on reverse "Presented with The Rover" The favourite boy's paper every Thursday 2D" Issue no.254, dated  27 February, 1927

Size 70x40mm  Price Guide: £2.00

8. J. Ruffell


Famous Footballers - Third Series

Coloured, numbered series of 50 portraits of famous footballers. Anonymous issue grey-brown front with player profile printed in brown on reverse.

Size: 63x38mm

batc007 - James Ruffell

39. James Ruffell



Black and white, numbered plain back series of 47 half-tone cards. Caption below picture, plain backs.

Size 62x38mm  PRICE GUIDE: £85.00 - Extremly rare

cres001 - Victor Watson

27. Victor Watson

Ted Hufton

thom011 - Jimmy Ruffell


Captains of Association Football Clubs & Colours

Coloured, numbered series of 44 portraits of club captains and colours. Inscribed to reverse "Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tabacco Co. (of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd

Size: 68x36mm

ogde003 - George Kay

43. West Ham United

Gem001 gem002

The "GEM" Library

The "GEM Footer Puzzle

Presented Free with The "Gem" September 25th 1926. The idea was to fold the sheet so as to show the sixteen players at one time, each in his correct frame.

C.M. Buchan (Arsenal), W.H. Walker (Aston Villa), J. Bradford (Birmingham), S. Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers),Joe Smith (Bolton Wanderers), J. Hill (Burnley), Howard-Baker (Chelsea), A.L. Morton (Glasgow Rangers), C. Stephenson (Huddersfield Town), F. Roberts (Manchester City), F. Barson (Manchester United), J. Lansdale (Millwall), J.G. Cock (Plymouth Argyle), W. Gillespie (Sheffield United), T. Clay (Tottenham Hotspur),

J. Ruffell (West Ham United)

Image courtesy of Alan Jenkins and Paul Briers

1927-28 Season 1925-26 Season cres004 - Edward Hufton

28. Edward Hufton


boys005b Jack Heben boys005b Jack Heben back

Famous Footer Clubs

Coloured series of 24 cards in various forms of shields and footballs, "Presented with Boys Magazine" in season 1926-27. Very Rare.

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

thom006 - A Earl

Paper inserts issued in booklet form